Rank Abbreviation - Cfm

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  1. sjohn

    sjohn New Member

    My Grandad served in the REME in WW2 on his discharge documents it states that his rank was Cfm. I can’t find any rank with this abbreviation. Can anyone help.
  2. klambie

    klambie Senior Member

    Cfn. Craftsman, equivalent of a Private.
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  3. sjohn

    sjohn New Member

    Thanks, the Rank given if Cfm not Cfn, that is why I’m confused. Cfn is Craftsmen, CFM (All capitals) is Captain Fleet Manager but i can’t find Cfm on any military sites as a rank.
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Was it writen or typed ?

    N is next to M on a keypad so maybe just a typo.
    Can you post an image of it ?

    As he was REME I would have said Craftsman too.
  5. sjohn

    sjohn New Member

    This is a photo of the discharge letter

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  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Cfm I 'd still say was Craftsman.
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  7. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

  8. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Just an observation - regarding abbreviation for Guardsman
    Gdsn is plural, Gdsm the singular format.
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    So perhaps this convention was also applied to Craftsman at some point.
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  9. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    When I think of Craftsman,my mind always carries me back to the REME craftsman who fought his last battle behind the lines with the SAS in Burgundy and whose resting place along with that of Roy Bradford,I have visited.

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